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Hereford hurdler primed to defend state titles

Hereford hurdler primed to defend state titles

Competing next to flying legs jumping in unison can be a distraction for some hurdlers. Not for Hereford senior Jamal Cody, who has one-lane tunnel vision when he takes the track for the 110- and 300-meter hurdle events.

“I try to mainly focus on my race because I learned from previous experiences when you start worrying about other people, you look away, and when you look away the hurdle comes up real quick,” Cody said.

Cody won both events at at the Baltimore County championship meet on May 9 and won both again on May 16 at the Class 2A North Region championships, earning a trip to this weekend’s Maryland state meet at Morgan State University.

Cody, whose time of 39.63...